MYP and DP Theatre Teacher

Full Time


MYP and DP Theatre Teacher

Position Purpose & Overview
SJS is looking to appoint an outstanding teacher of Theatre to further develop our successful Theatre curriculum and co curricular program. The successful candidate will be involved in our Theatre programme with the aim of inspiring and motivating learners to become skilled, passionate and reflective performers. They will also be expected to complete ongoing monitoring of learning and track students’ progress. The successful candidate will be able to develop academic and performance skills to a high level and motivate students to engage, and enjoy developing their creativity through Theatre.

Key Responsibilities

Lead the Senior School theatre programme through performances, showcases, outreach, community events, festivals, etc.

Demonstrate a deep understanding of and passion for theatre.

Connect with and inspire students to outstanding levels of achievement in the performing arts.

Continue to enrich and develop the school’s IB and MYP Theatre curriculum.

Teach IB Diploma Theatre in Grades 11 & 12 and an IB MYP Theatre course in Grades 6-10.

Occasionally teach courses in another MYP or DP subject, based on experience, qualifications, need, and interest.

Collaborate with production team members to produce a cohesive and successful production.

Active knowledge of basic technical aspects of theatre productions, such as lighting, sound, and set design to elevate the production.

Develop a classroom environment that builds positive relationships and fosters an ethic of care.

Collaborate and determine professional learning needs for yourself and within the department.

Design, prepare and deliver learning activities that facilitate authentic engagement.

Identify and select instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs.

Use relevant technology to enhance instruction and learning.

Maintain a well-organized and stimulating learning environment.

Use information about prior achievement to set expectations for student learning.

Provide clear and constructive feedback to students and their families and caregivers.

Design and implement a range of authentic assessments for both monitoring and measuring student learning, providing appropriate and timely feedback to students.

Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress for the purposes of teaching, learning and reporting.

Participate in faculty and parent meetings and special events.

Model respectful and timely communication with students, colleagues, and parents.

Endorse the school’s mission, vision, and values.

This role will require working hours outside of school office hours: often evening events; occasionally going offsite to document student programs; and occasional morning and weekend commitments.

This job profile outlines the key responsibilities for the roles and is not meant to be exhaustive. This will include performing the administrative and related tasks or any other responsibilities required to reasonably meet the needs of St. John’s School, including, but not limited to the general duties outlined in the position profile.

It should be understood that the activities, responsibilities and obligations of this position may be modified from time to time, through discussion between the direct supervisor and the employee, in order to effectively meet the requirements of the School. On rare occasions where there are urgent needs at the School, an employee may be assigned to temporarily backfill role(s) critical to the school’s operations and business continuity.

Reporting Structure

Department: Senior School

Reports to: Senior School Principal

Direct Reports (#s): None

Key Interactions:

Internal: Faculty, non-teaching employees, School Principals, Assistant Principals.

External: Teacher’s Regulations Branch, parents, and alumni.

Position Details

Full-time permanent position starting August 23, 2024

Work location: On-site.

Annual Salary ranges from $62,133 to $116,773 based on the school’s teacher salary grid. Placement on the grid is assigned in accordance with level of education and years of teaching experience. Annual salary is prorated based on the length of contract.

Required Qualifications and Key Skills
Education & Work Experience

Valid British Columbia Certification of Teaching.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or the equivalent.

Ideally 2+ years of theatre teaching experience.

A Basic First Aid certificate is considered an asset.

Need to be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Experience with the IB MYP and/or DP Theatre course is considered an asset.

Production experience specifically with directing and producing.

Qualities and Skills

Respect, dignity, and inclusion for all members of the community.

Flexible, adaptable, and can embrace changes.

Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self-improvement.

Collaborative mindset and proven work ethic.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong time management and organizational skills.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills.

Conditions of Employment

The successful candidate will be required to complete child abuse prevention training, concussion training, Level 1 first-Aid training provided by St. John’s School and provide consent for a criminal background check for vulnerable sector

Clearance on criminal record check for vulnerable sector is a condition of employment

Ability to legally work in Canada, in an educational setting is a condition of employment

All interested candidates should include the following items in their applications:

Resume & Cover Letter

Names, email addresses, and phone number of three professional references

Copies of any relevant certificates and diplomas

Send to Catriona Cheng, Director of Finance & HR, Email [email protected]

The posting will be active until filled

St. John’s School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. John’s School is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, from BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color), persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability, we will work with you to make reasonable workplace accommodations you may need for your best work performance.


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